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A Buddhist Bible By Dwight Goddard
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The Buddhist Bible was published by Dwight Goddard, a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist movement. It contains edited versions of foundational Buddhist texts designed to provide spiritual seekers... More > with the heart of the Zen message. Goddard hoped to bring a new and deep understanding to light. His mission was not only to explain Buddhism to his fellow Americans but to show how the ancient religion could be made relevant to modern problems. The Buddhist Bible made a huge impact when it was published and is known to have influenced the views of iconic Beat author Jack Kerouac.< Less
Buddha, Truth and Brotherhood: An Epitome of Many Buddhist Scriptures By Dwight Goddard
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This work is an epitome of many Buddhist scriptures, translated from the Japanese. It has been compiled and issued with a view to providing the younger English speaking generation of the entire world... More > with a suitable version of the sacred Buddhist scriptures which are, in very truth, the spiritual nourishment of their daily life. Contents: Buddha; Truth; Evil Desires; Brotherhood.< Less
Laotzu's Tao and Wu Wei By Dwight Goddard, Henri Borel
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In this clarion translation of Laotzu's Tao Te Ching, first published in 1919, Goddard brings the complexity and depth of the ancient philosopher's poetry into the English language, his great love... More > for the topic overcoming the necessary shortcomings of translation. There are three concepts that are essential to the Tao Te Ching-Tao, Te, and Wu Wei-that all have complex meanings that cannot be directly translated, but spiritual seekers and those with an interest in philosophy and religion will find Goddard's treatment of Laotzu lyrical and deeply meaningful. Later the author became a buddhist himself and published the very different translation with essays under the same book title. Thus, the readers are encouraged to read 1939 version (Second Edition) for further reading, American writer Dwight Goddard (1861-1939) studied at a monastery in Kyoto, Japan, for a year and was among the first Westerners to bring Zen Buddhism to the United States. His most famous book is The Buddhist Bible (1938).< Less
Laotzu's Tao and Wu Wei: Second Edition With a New Translation and Essays By Dwight Goddard et al.
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In this clarion translation of Laotzu's Tao Te Ching, first published in 1919, Goddard brings the complexity and depth of the ancient philosopher's poetry into the English language, his great love... More > for the topic overcoming the necessary shortcomings of translation. There are three concepts that are essential to the Tao Te Ching-Tao, Te, and Wu Wei-that all have complex meanings that cannot be directly translated, but spiritual seekers and those with an interest in philosophy and religion will find Goddard's treatment of Laotzu lyrical and deeply meaningful. Between 1919 and 1939, the author became a buddhist himself, first edition and second edition contains very different translations. Thus, the readers are encouraged to read 1919 version (First Edition) for further reading, American writer Dwight Goddard (1861-1939) studied at a monastery in Kyoto, Japan, for a year and was among the first Westerners to bring Zen Buddhism to the United States. His most famous book is The Buddhist Bible (1938).< Less